Blood Donors Awarded at Special Ceremony

Snap 02014-06-13-16h36m31s21On June 13th 2014 the Princess Margaret Hospital Laboratory celebrated World Blood Donor Day with a tribute to blood donors who have consistently and voluntarily help save lives with their donations.

Mothers become the initial blood donors when they give birth to their babies and according to Mrs. Catherina Jemmot, Lab Superintendent what greater gift than to give back to those who give life.

“By your selfless act of love you respond to the need and because we recognize that without you the world would be a smaller place, we have dedicated an entire day in your honour”, she stated.

According to Mrs. Jemmot having a ready supply of blood requires substantial resources and a huge team effort, noting that the Blood Bank’s biggest asset is its Laboratory staff.

She added that the challenge is to increase their pool of voluntary blood donors.Snap 02014-06-13-16h36m39s121

The ceremony, held at the Blood Bank included testimonials from mothers and nurses who have received blood in very trying circumstances.

World Blood Donor Day was established by the World Health Organization in 2005 and is observed each year on June 14.

It highlights the lifesaving role of voluntary unpaid blood donors and is an opportunity to thank those donors who help save millions of lives each year.

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